Teen honored as Youth of the Year

Youth of the Year winner Brian Ball with President & CEO Missy Dugan.

“Born to Inspire. Live to Inspire.” These are the words Brian Ball, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s (BGCMA) 2015-2016 Youth of the Year said he lives and breathes by. Ball said everyone has the power to change the world; each person just needs to believe it. On Nov. 12 Boys & Girls Clubs […]

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Four teams claim cross country state titles

Marist won its 11th title on program history.

DeKalb County was dominant again in the state cross country meet as four teams brought home championship trophies Nov. 7. Clarkston boys and Dunwoody girls are back-to-back Class AAAAA state champions, and Marist made it a sweep in Class AAAA. The Clarkston Angoras won their second consecutive state title with a 90-128 win over runner-up […]

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Coach Sharman White reflects on 10 years of success

The Miller Grove boys’ basketball program is celebrating its 10 year anniversary. Photos by Travis Hudgons

  After accepting the job to become the head coach of Miller Grove High School boys’ basketball team in 2004, Sharman White established a vision of competing for state titles. “Coming from a team that I had just taken to the state championship the year prior at Carver-Atlanta, I wanted to engrave that mentality into […]

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Cedar Grove and Tucker continue on with first-round playoff victories

Cedar Grove’s Elysee Mbem-Bosse scored two touchdowns—one on offense and one on defense.

  First-round state playoff wins propel Cedar Grove and Tucker into the Sweet 16 round in respective playoff races.  Junior running back Tre’ Shaw ran for 252 yards and three touchdowns to lead the No. 3 ranked Cedar Grove Saints to a 47-0 victory over the Pierce County Bears in Class AAA state playoff action […]

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Organization works to give homeless children happy holidays

With the help of donations and volunteers, the Children’s Restoration Network serves approximately 6,000 children annually.

 Cliff Kinsey recalled delivering a turkey and items to complete the meal to a children’s group home and seeing the director break down in tears. “Now the children won’t have to have hotdogs for Thanksgiving dinner,” she said. Kinsey, along with cofounder Jim Cox, 23 years ago started Children’s Restoration Network (CRN), a nonprofit dedicated […]

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Miller Grove sweeps Stephenson in region play

MG Alterique Gilbert

It was teacher versus student at the Miller Grove High School gym with the teacher coming out on top in the Region 6-AAAAA matchup between Miller Grove and Stephenson. Former Miller Grove junior varsity coach and new Stephenson varsity Coach Rasul Chester returned home Nov. 17 to face his old program, but his Jaguars fell […]

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Orchard seeks to redefine assisted living

Irina Strembitsky, care counselor at Orchard at Tucker, said the assisted living facility “feels more like a resort than a healthcare facility.”

The old “nursing home” concept with its institutional feel and uninspired atmosphere, meals and activities makes many older people reluctant to move into such a facility. Even those who need living assistance and can afford it don’t want to live in a place where little thought is given to their needs and preferences, according to […]

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DeKalb honors its vets


America’s veterans were honored during a Veterans Day program Nov. 5 at the Lou Walker Senior Center. “We have honored our heroes here today to remember their achievements, their courage, and most of all, their dedication and we say ‘thank you’ for your sacrifices,” said Bettye Davis, director of the Lou Walker Senior Center. “Thank […]

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